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Today's News

  • Smith to portray Rupp at Gen. Butler, Nov. 2

    Edward B. Smith will be playing Adolph Rupp, (1901-1977)  “The Coach”, on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lodge Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park.

     During the 42 years Rupp coached at the University of Kentucky, he raised basketball to near-religious status. Basketball took its place next to horses, coal and bourbon as one of the cultural icons that characterizes the state. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Bingo every Wednesday night at the American Legion, Post No. 41 at 123 Fifth St. in Carrollton. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    Thursday, Oct. 22

  • Lions hold successful 5K run/walk event

    Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club members would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated funds to help pay for the initial expenses that allowed the 5K Run\Walk to become a successful reality:  Dow Corning, North American Stainless, McNeal’s Hardware, First National Bank, Earl Floyd, Deanie Miller, Kevin Craig, Diane and Frank Gordon, Tammy McBurney, Mark Bates, Floyd Bowling and Nancy Jo Grobmyer.  

  • Carrollton proves it has ‘a giant heart’

    Editor:

    I am responding to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 14 issue of The News-Democrat from Sherry Ashcraft.  Ms. Ashcraft complained about Carroll County and how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I put forth a different view point of the citizens that live in this county.

  • Transportation director promotes school bus safety week in Carroll Co.

    School districts and bus drivers from Carroll County and across the country are observing National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 19-23), to help highlight the importance of school bus safety awareness and education.

    “We just want to make people aware of school bus safety this week,” said Nadena Mahoney, director of transportation for Carroll County Schools. “It’s a week every year that we observe to let drivers know our buses are out there every day all during the school year and to please look out for us and the children.”

  • County’s creek repairs are a washout

    Efforts to repair several Carroll County creeks damaged by torrential rains on Aug. 4 have been stalled, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported during the Oct. 13 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    County workers have been cleaning out creeks to prevent erosion problems and flooding.

    Because of the setback, the court agreed to pursue outside help to assist the county’s maintenance crew with completion of the work.

  • Relay for life exceeds ‘09 goal

    Despite the struggling economy, Carroll County Relay for Life exceeded its expectations and made this year’s event a success.

    At the beginning, the goal of reaching $100,000 seemed to be a stretch. But with the help of 25 fundraising teams, several sponsoring businesses and companies, and a number of inspirational members of the community, the committee raised a grand total of $100,462, said Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger.

  • EMTs recognized at class graduation

    SSG Donald O’Brien has done this before. As a medic in the U.S. Army, he spent two years working in a hospital treating wounded soldiers. He has served 28 years combined in active duty for the Army and for the National Guard Reserves. However, as he nears retirement next year from his post as a supply sergeant for the National Guard unit in Carrollton, O’Brien realized that he would need to go back to class before he could continue caring for patients.

  • Golf scramble supports sheriffs’ ranch youth

    Editor:

    The 14th annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, was held Monday, Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.

  • Local support makes fall festival a success

    Editor:

    The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee would like to thank the entire community for helping make the 2009 festival a success.  A special thanks goes to the Carroll County Fiscal Court, the City of Carrollton and City Council, Carrollton Utilities, the Carroll County Sheriffs Office, the Carrollton Police Department and Arctic Cat/Paul’s Tire.

     A lot of work went into building the floats and other entries in the parade. This parade is enjoyed by a huge number of people as you see along the parade route.